The Would-Be Gentleman

2004-2005 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Would-Be Gentleman - Molière
Opening: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 19/11/2004

'The Would-be Gentleman', perhaps the most famous comedy of Moliere finds again - as has been written before- 'the mystic extravaganza of the Theatre' in a dreamy carnival and makes up the picture of human insanity. This 'ballet - comedy', as Moliere himself characterizes it, a kind of musical in its time, goes further into a caustic satire of nouveaurichism and the bourgeois who try to imitate high society, copying ways, habits and coducts reaching the limits of ridicule. In the Bourgeois Gentleman, today's audience can easily recognize in Monsieur Jourdain's face many similarities with modern social life and even find analogies with our time, through this satire which remains unspoiled. The representation by the National Theatre of Northern Greece of the famous comedy of Moliere, confirms how contemporary the play is through a modern mounting and a new directorial concept signed by Yiannis Iordanidis. An extravagant production where the drastic comic language of Moliere, coexists with dancing and singing creating thus a theatrical feast, an exciting show with 30 actors, dancers and musicians on the stage.Α

Playwright: Molière
Translation: Yannis Iordanidis
Costumes: Kenny MacLellan
Music Instruction: Nikos Voudouris
Choreography: Amalia Bennett
Swordfight design: Sonia Psomiadi
Assistant Director: Εleni Triantafyllaki
68 performances - 23.191 spectators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (19/11/2004 - 28/01/2005)